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Important Temples of Kerala

Ambalapuzzha Sri Krishna Temple
The temple is situated in Ambalapuzha, a town in Alapuzha district of Kerala.The temple is built during 790 AD and is an important Sree Krishna temple In Kerala.The 'Palpayasam' prasadam is very famous not only among devotees but all people across Kerala.

Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple
The Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple is situated in Eranakulam district of Kerala.The main deity is 'Durga' or Adiparasakthi.The deity is worshiped in three different forms as Saraswathi in the morning ,Bhadrakali at noon and as Durga in the evening.The important festivals of the temple are Makam thozhal and Navarathri.The original idol of Bhagavathi facing east is believed to be self-born.

Sree Guruvayoorappan Temple
Situated around 28 Kms from the Trichur district of Kerala ,The Sree Guruvayoorappan temple is the most famous Sree Krishna Temple of Kerala.This is an importnat pilgrimage center of South India.The deity "Guruvayoorappan' is aslo called 'Unnikannan'.At the start of the current yuga, Brihaspathi found a floating statuette of Lord Krishna. He and Vayu installed the statuette in this temple to help mankind in this yuga. This legend forms the basis for the names of both the statuette (Guruvayurappan) and the town.The temple is having the typical Kerala style architecture.Millions of devotees are visiting the temple every year.Non Hindus are not allowed to enter the temple as per the customs.Vishu,Ashtami Rohini,Ekadasi and Chembai Music festival are the important festivals of the temple.

Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Located inside the east fort of Trivandrum district of Kerala.The temple deity is Lord Padmanabha ,a form of Lord Vishnu.The prince Marthanda Varma of erstwhile princely state Travancore renovated the temple to its present form.He dedicated his kingdom to the deity, and pledged that he and his descendants would serve the kingdom as Padmanabha Dasa, meaning "servants of the Lord Padmanabha".The temple has a seven-tier tower (Gopuram) and a Tank called Padma theertham .Navarathri festival is among the most famous festival of this temple.Swathi music festival is held along with this festival.

Sabarimala Temple
Probably this is the most famous temple of Kerala.Sabarimala Sri Ayyapa Temple is located in the western Ghats mountains.Lord Ayyappan's temple is situated here in the midst of 18 hills.Sabarimala is believed to be the place where Ayyappan meditated after killing the powerful demon, Mahishi.Sabarimala is one of the most visited piligrim centres in the world with crores of devotees coming every year. The world's second largest annual pilgrimage, after Haj in Mecca, is reported to be to Sabarimala. From the international airport of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), to Sabarimala is around 175 km. Similarly, from the international airport at Kochi (Cochin) it is around 200 km. The nearest railway stations to Sabarimala are Kottayam and Chengannur (93 km).

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